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it will be really. no deal with the e.u. summit here in real news concludes without ukraine citing the association agreement however the e.u. insists the offer remains on the table does of thousands are still in the streets of ukrainian cities both supporting and opposing the president's decision it's been peaceful so far but who knows this may well be a calm before the storm. i began to have salutes serious philosophical reservations about what the fed was doing and i decided to apologize to america. as the black friday shoppers storm kicks off in the us who look at where the wild buying spree of the federal reserve has landed the american economy five years on stage started once. i turned my tap on and nothing came out which was very frightening
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so the air was degraded horrible a lot of fear and hacks tried sly. but those side effects so frank a one to nothing can get his and taxes and now also having to cope with earthquakes a way to share some of the naming on the new method of dreaming. and welcome to our senior national line amy our let's cut to the main story now and leaders have failed in their fight to move ukraine closer to europe president thinks so unocal the true fuse and association do during an eastern bloc summit in villainies meanwhile in ukraine's capital. keeping up round the clock to try and push the government into cozying up to europe and. pull scott and alex
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a ski been following the events for us. as expected the e.u. summit in vilnius has concluded without ukraine is signing that association agreement however on friday the president of the european council herman van rompuy said he's hopeful that the deal can be revisited at a later date european union's position remains clear. of signing the most ambitious agreement the european union has ever offered to a nonmember state is still on the table so the e.u. insists that the author is still on the table however it is a deal that has already rejected president. maintaining that the deal of the financial deal on offer from brussels was not adequate for his country right now saying it left his country feeling in a mini ated now can recall the moment he came face to face with e.u. leaders and heads of state for the very first time since tooling decision now the lithuanian president was also present you can just about make him out on tape
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saying but if you signed the agreement he says to me on a i'm going to merkel says we expected more we being the european union in this case now going to cove it justifies his decision to markell by saying the economic situation in ukraine is very difficult we are facing serious threats and of course the precondition that jailed opposition leader yulia tymoshenko be released to go to germany for medical medical treatment on her back was never likely to be agreed in the ukrainian parliament so for now president you know the coverage has given a no to the deal in its current form and scale has meant in the midst of the monster of public projects thinking how are people reacting to the news if it's still pretty much in protest mode just as many other ukrainian cities all across the country protests are taking place right now at independence square we have a little more than ten thousand of those who are opposing the president's decision clearly furious with the fact that ukraine did not sign the euro cessation deal
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today on the other square just a few hundred meters from where we have the supporters. the presidential policy was saying that this was a right and brooke a magic move the biggest question is of how long these protests will last provided that. has come to an end now it is certain that ukraine will not be signing this deal that's also a big question who will be leading this protest because all the opposition leaders and obviously they are the key factors here in leading the protest movement they are still in vilnius but we are certainly expecting numbers to grow here i did about in the square as the day progresses as a working hours finish in kiev we also heard that the people here are planning to stage a unique form of protest to life human chain from the independence square to the border with the european union to the border with poland that six hundred kilometers from here and we also already heard about several incidents with clashes between the two opposing political camps so the situation is pretty much out of knife's edge despite looking peaceful so far and certainly will be following what's
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happening in kiev in the next several hours. meanwhile the front line of the ukraine's pro europe opposition are also unveiling its way leaders are suggesting an agreement may be possible when a new president comes into power in k. of journalist and will cost klunk believes policy e.u. and ukraine without each other. e.u. doesn't need the ukraine really i mean the e.u. is close to bankruptcy itself a lot of the country the e.u. are bankrupt or very close to it and you think the e.u. will be concentrating on trying to save for france in portugal italy and spain but it is they want to expand to right the west of the e.u. fanatics to sit there in brussels or london to say ukraine should join he signed his trade but he thinks he impractical to do the disaster for the ukrainian people it would be gas prices going up here prices going up unemployment going up. and so i think you have a choice. ukraine refusing to sign trade and association agreement with the year live now to patrick young he is
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a writer and financial adviser and he joins me now live from poland mr patrick young welcome to r.c.s. great to talk to you as always so the european council president has called the deal the most ambitious offer ever to nonmember state maybe ukraine or should have taken a more long term perspective here well i think it's very interesting because of course i mean president barroso one of many presidents within the european union is very very keen to try and make sure that everybody realizes that the european union has been bending over backwards but at the same time frankly the deal wasn't that great i mean the president of ukraine mr geller coverture arrived last night and described it as being little more than something in a sweet wrapper there was only a few hundred million euros potentially on offer at a time when it's well known that for the past year ukraine has been negotiating for a line of credit to the tune of fifteen billion euros with the international
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monetary fund so therefore this really was an aspirin to cure an appendicitis and it's interesting because the president of the euro commission touched on russia's proposal of joining talks on the deal and let's listen together to what he had to say. for a bilateral agreement between dupion union and crane there should be no trilateral format the times of limited sovereignty are over in europe so patrick what do you make of that. well i think it's an absolutely remarkable statement i mean mr barroso is telling us that the times of limited sovereignty are apparently coming to an end in europe and presumably that's meant to be some sort of a slight against russia yet mr barroso is a president who barely was elected by a couple of dozen people out of the european union population of just over five
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hundred million this thinking her pocket see of the european union of these issues is quite unreal of course what we have is a petulant president barroso who is extremely upset because the eastern word expansion of the european union has for the first time in twenty years been checked and it's been checked because when you korean read the small print of the deal they realize that actually they couldn't possibly manage to make the thing work is going to render short term huge economic difficulties for ukraine and this is a country for whom actually most of their trade is to the east twenty percent with the likes of russia six or seven percent with turkey in fact the only european union country really on the radar would have been its neighbor poland around about seven percent in terms of its total trade so realistically the idea that mr barroso is sitting around telling the rest of the world that the european union is so
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superior and a wonderfully democratic organization when he himself played a role in trying to remove the government of greece and replace it with a non democratic alternative when he worked to replace indeed similarly a technocratic government in italy if our salute the reeks of her pocket and i just before the summit kicked off on thursday the president of the euro parliament admits listen that europe had underestimated ukraine's grave economic state but now we're back to blaming russia for this failed why do you think e.u. leaders. annoyed me saying to their shortcomings. oh well good grief i mean if the european union's leaders whether individually or collectively started to sing to their shortcomings there'd be no end of problems wouldn't there i mean look at the european union massive run down employment throughout the course of the entire union we've got things like fifty percent plus
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youth on employment in several mediterranean countries they have a euro currency project which is a fiasco built on sand by the sort of deluded technocrats who believe they know the best thing for all people and therefore realistically the only thing the european union can try to do is keep blame storming anybody russia who cares because ultimately the european union what started and has rendered all these wonderful supranational tread project is ultimately falling apart at the seams because it has become itself a crumbling soviet style empire which in many cases replicates some of the more ridiculous facets of the old soviet union the truth is right now we have dynamism in the eastern part of europe and unfortunately western bureaucrats western political leaders within the european union fail to or simply are incapable of
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understanding the realities of the new deal that is the sovereignty the center of economic growth is moving east in this world and that means countries like russia and all the way to asia the difficulty is from brush from brussels that all long way away and the problem we have is that western leaders are not willing to realize that their nations and indeed their great economic project their great supranational political project the european union is ultimately doomed unless they realize they must do more at the bottom level and actually leave a colonies to prosper in their own right patrick young writer on financial advisor talking to us live from poland patrick thank you very much indeed for your time thank you. further analysis of ukraine's rejected e.u. bid and just how attractive the deal was in the first place is up for debate in today's crosstalk. the fact is the european union doesn't have money to hand out
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ukraine needs an awful lot of money and everyone knows that the european union and its member states are broke they have to do it up to the eyeballs and they can't afford to pay their own bills let alone other peoples both russia and the european union like integration with ukraine but unocal richard de end of the day just said it's not a good enough deal by seeing the yanacocha of government trying to probe and see where that the european union would be able to provide some financial assistance and also whether it would be willing to nudge the i.m.f. to be more lenient and maybe have substantive preconditions for unlocking the loan however if the european union made it very clear that they're not going to make any concessions. and on our website we have gathered x. but opinion on the e.u.
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ukrainian association deal so to find out more was behind as you had online to r.t. dot com. we holiday shopping season has kicked off in the u.s. with some retailers breaking tradition by pushing their opening hours into thanksgiving night instead of waiting for their fishel startled black friday and it's been exactly five years since the u.s. federal reserve began its own and president of shopping spree back in two thousand and eight it unveiled the largest stimulus package in u.s. history that's now see how it all panned out so by handing out too many mortgages and our financial troubles plagued borers people just couldn't repay their debt the u.s. federal reserve launched a massive program of bond purchases printing more cash. and buying bad loans by
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pouring more money into the banks they intended to help the average american by driving down the cost of credit so that more people could survive the financial meltdown but it turned out to be a big win for wall street more than the taxpayer and with a reported increase in boras again missing their credit payments any rise in interest rates could leave a lot of people in severe trouble porton i met one of those behind the fed's experiment he now sees it as a big mistake. black friday the day after thanksgiving is america's busiest shopping day of the year millions standing in lines for hours or even days before stampeding into stores to snag door buster deals oddly enough the federal reserve bank has also used this pseudo holiday to launch its own on precedented spending spree otherwise known as want to teach it easy two thousand the financial crisis
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the fed began buying up massive bonds to drive down the cost of credit and experiment pitched at helping main street as the program marks its five year anniversary the former fed official who helped spearhead the quantitative easing is publicly apologizing to all americans for the role he played his name is andrew use are and he joins me now andrew what is so bad about quantitative easing that you felt you had to publicly apologize to the entire country i believe we have a very big wake up call with the financial crisis five years ago we had a we realize we have this economy that was over we were lying on wall street where the banks have become too big and too too concentrated for the larger economy and what i feel quality quantitative easing all to me has done is to reinforce. that structure in the u.s. economy and a lot of the benefits of q.e. have ultimately gone to the banks rather to to to main street america so if we see
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that over the course of five years those that have benefited from q e have been the richest people in the united states and the richest companies the richest banks in the majority of americans are not benefiting from this and why is still continuing the problem is. the fed at this point is the only one doing something and so it feels like it keeps on the house having to do something to help mild the argument is what it's doing is it not only helping but it may actually be hurting far for much about the u.s. economy. up ahead for you and i'll say international peacekeepers patrol the streets of britain. people are angry because a very small i refer you don't see populated and people as you can see so terrace houses people living on top of each other. both some on good by the flood the immigrants into the country some locals take months into their own hands to try and bridge the divide the full story just
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a few minutes away. they all told him a language of war but i will only react to situations i have read the reports i'm likely to put you know i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter point to save lives or carry out a car is on the job here no gun. no job no more weasel words. when you made a direct question are you prepared for a change when you should be ready for a. critical speech and a little down the freedom to watch. a little bit of. sleep technology innovation all the lives developments from
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around russia we've got the future covered. in all scenes and it's good to have you with us let's move on. a french way will. be has a group texas which has been struck by a sick series of small earthquakes some scientists blame the drilling for the tremors which calls no casualties but still left locals quite literally a shaken the latest three point six magnitude quake was the strongest in years and fueled panic in some texan communities the state has been a massive boom and has seen a massive boom rather in front as oil and gas corporation seek to top into the most
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lucrative deposits and earlier we spoke with local resident sharon wilson who lives near a fracking site but also forced to abandon her home. at one time i turned my tap on and nothing came out which was very frightening that the air was degraded horribly lots of air attacks trott's lie no i was just completely changed the character the worst concern for me was to end up without water or my son could end up being sick from the chemicals that he was being exposed to i lost eighty thousand dollars in property value as they expand this practice more and more people are harmed and more and more people join the opposition right now there is an entire neighborhood over five hundred homes where they are fracking very very close to two hundred fifty feet in some cases from people's backyards using fracking to extract fossil
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fuels is actually more hazardous than burning down that's according to british antti frank an activist stephen hall. there are much better alternatives to the disposal of we don't need fracking whatsoever and not only that i mean people such as me that it's a transition feel sure that america from the leakage is from all the wells that there is that is up to three to seven out the sense of leakage of the gas into the atmosphere is a lot more paulton greenhouse gas the what's see also is so you know this has to be said it's actually a more harmful form of energy than burning coal in power stations. in the grand mufti of saudi arabia one superstar of the people from evil in his eyes that means preventing women from getting behind the wheel of a calm head online to find out more there. is a fully equipped cannabis functionary in the u.k. bunky designed as a shelter from nuclear strikes has been taken down by police now but you can read
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all about it as all. right see. first rate. and i would think that your. own army corps would. be in. the u.k. is now home to almost two hundred thousand roma immigrants looking for jobs and cash many brits are angry because they believe few of the newcomers are ready to adapt to the rules of their new home. reports now on how some locals have made an unconventional step to deal with the. wrapping up against the cold this team is
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setting off on one of their regular nightly migrant patrols organized by the pakistan community association their beat is this small neighborhood in sheffield in the north of england known as paige hall they're trying to save a community tensions here but i know there are tensions in the area and people are angry because it's a very small area very densely populated and people as you can see so terrace houses people living on top of each other it doesn't take us long to see what some members of the local community a say concerned about even on a monday night in winter large groups of roma men congregated on this small high street i just you saw in. the seat yourself look around this mess you sensed noise that night most of the roma here from stood back here and they're eager to tell us that they don't want to cause any trouble for my friend you know my slovakia people who speak you know so if you have to live in horrible you know
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looking for a draw you know problem here for a nine pm curfew has been put in place here under sixteen can see the police thanks coming that you know they have what sort of significant presence in the area similar support the presence here from eight o'clock in the flame right the way through until i come in i mean it's a very difficult thing to police the situation has gained national attention but some voicing concerns of a repeat of the race riots that blighted the north of the country to stave a decade ago it didn't concern me that it was going to happen what concerned me was how that would make very much population and the longstanding population feel that they're living in an area where tensions of perhaps not so hard either that might happen like all east citizens of roma have the right to move freely throughout the european union but so one of the most persecuted ethnic minority groups in europe the michael patrol at. trying to aid integration here but with restrictions being
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removed next year allowing both gary and sam remain years to enter the u.k. sparking wide public concern just be the patrol keeping a careful watch what plays out on the streets this is more local community service r.t. reporting from sheffield in the north of england now some other international news and brave this hour hundreds of first tests and storms the army headquarters in thailand's capital bangkok during the largest civil and western gez demonstrators demanded they were ruled the prime minister recently survived a no confidence vote in the last few days besieged several ministerial buildings and come the power to the police headquarters the prime minister is widely seen as a puppet of a brother who's a tycoon convicted of corruption. trial has some fine to jazz to retain lee patrol its newly declared air defense zone over disputed islands in the east china
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sea this comes after japan and south korea all held their own military flights over the air in a challenge to beijing the dispute threatens to overshadow u.s. vice president joe biden's trip to the region next week washington maintains a robust military presence in the region trying to contain china's growing clout. a u.s. military commander has called the afghan president to apologize for a recent drone strike which washington admits killed and wounded civilians a child was among those who died the deaths sparked outrage from the afghanistan's government and it came during crunch talks on a security policy that would outline the terms of america's military presence in the country beyond twenty fourteen. another extremely disturbing video from syria has surfaced online and a clip posted by they say were an observatory for human rights allegedly shows hardline islamist militants publicly executing members of
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a rival rebel group however the footage couldn't be independently verified and you have to warn you now it's very graphic needing man believed to be from a moderate islamist group it's claimed they're being shot dead by members of the islamic state of iraq and live and an al qaeda affiliate operating in the region a terrorist cells been pushing for more control and rebel held areas in syria against more moderate opposition factions and jobber from the center for middle east studies believes there's no chance of bringing radicals like this to the negotiating table and that undermines the prospects for peace. we're going to have in geneva two tables one on the right and nine members represent the regime and the other the opposite. and the in between there is a quick preview now to. assert that. the regime doesn't have any problem he gave me
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made in five minutes. delegations that syria no future but what do we care do with the other we have to vote on the opposition we have did of course we have i don't feel good did not accept to be on the umbrella of the coalition he was still talking about outside. we have the opposition political opposition inside what about the free syrian army and the who are on the island we do estimate the number sixty thousand jedis on them and if they are not represented on journey we cannot live and as she is just fired and up next the same time that a transgender tragedy his name is jane.
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i hate to be a downer but i really think the olympics have lost all meaning in the past when there was the cold war it was like a battle between two ideologies taking place in the abstract and the one nine hundred thirty six olympics nazi pseudo science their self-proclaimed superiority was put on trial for the whole world to see and spent the olympics having the majority of the countries on earth participating they're now horribly horribly bland one could argue that they have become a great way for countries to show off their ex used to build up some infrastructure by think this is a big misconception let's look back to the two thousand a lympics in beijing china is really develop in the last twenty years but then the live picture really teach us anything about this country with a radically different political system or anything about their ancient culture or the way they think or the way they live no nothing at all all we saw were some flags and some pandas that rather unique stadium which was mostly the work of a swiss company yeah i hate to say it but i think the olympic flame is kind of burnt out over the years although i have to admit that saying the torch in the space was kind of neat i think that when and if the world ever becomes an ideological battle ground again then the olympics will become worth watching but
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for now it's just generic sports from generic countries a generic stadiums but that's just my opinion. seventy five is looking at what i'm doing making sure i'm doing it right and making sure that i'm hitting the right target calling the strike the president personally can call up any predator feet down in the office and say you know. there's one thing that i still can't understand i don't want to ruin your good mood but i have this one question what do you doing this so for. listen to me you had everything.

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